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Alton Telegraph (Newspaper) - December 9, 1999, Alton, Illinois Thursday december 9,1999 a Page a5 Lewis Jones Grafton a Hubert Lewis Jones 73, died at 10 20 a m. Wednesday dec 8, 1999. At St clarets Hospital in Alton. Born dec. 2, 1926, in Springfield. Mo., he was a son of the late Hubert and Edna Dillon Jones. He grew up in South St. Louis where he graduated from High school and attended Southern Illinois University Edwardsville during world War ii he served with the . Army during the occupation of Japan. After moving to Grafton he became part owner of the Grafton boat works. On nov. 25, 1959, he opened the discount House in Jerseyville which he and his family continued to operate. He married the former Betty Elizabeth Edwards june 12, 1948, in St. In Nils. She died Jan. 6, 1999. Surviving Are a daughter and son in Law Nancy and Paul Jones of Jerseyville three sons and daughters in Law John and Mary Jones of Grafton Robert and Kim Jones of Jerseyville and James and Sherrie Jones of Palm Harbor Fla. Nine grandchildren and their spouses Scott and Jacinda Jones Shannon Stacey. And Stephanie Jones Deanna and Marty Heitzig Jay Jones Brandon and Blaine Jones and Leah Jones four great grandchildren Garrett and Sydney Jones Christopher Mcgiffen and Haleigh Jones and a sister Betty Isaacs of Fenton to visitation will be from 4 to 8 . Today at Crawford funeral Home in Jerseyville with full Moon masonic Lodge of Grafton conducting services at 7 . Visitation will continue from 9 a m. Until time of services at to a m. Friday at the Grafton methodist Church with the Rev. Martha Horrell j officiating. Burial will be at Scenic Hill cemetery in Grafton with full military rites by the Grafton american legion. Memorials May be Given to the Grafton methodist Church. / Robert w. Lutz East Moline Robert w. Lutz 77, died tuesday dec. 7,1999, at his Home. He married Elsie Kraiger in 1949. She died in 1968. He married Doris j. Mittan in i 1971. She survives. Visitation 2-4 . And 6-8 . Today Van Hoe f.h., East Moline. Funeral services at i . Friday. In memory of Lilly Faye Moore 7/17/24 -12/7/99 act guff 0a a a a a a a a a a a my mom sadly missed by a who loved her a obituaries Frederick Bartels Edwardsville Frederick 0 Bartels 79, died at 1.50 pm tuesday dec. 7, 1999 visitation to toll a m. Saturday at Weber funeral Home in Edwardsville with funeral services at la burial Valley View cemetery Edwardsville. Carl Hawes Carrollton Carl Hawes 91, died at 10 20 wednesday dec. 8, 1999, Boyd memorial Hospital. Visitation 5 to 8 . Today. Services 2 Friday All at Airsman hires funeral Home Carrollton. Burial Eldred memorial gardens cemetery. Lilly Faye Baker Moore Worden Lilly Faye Moore 75, died at 3 15 . Tuesday dec. 7, 1999, at Scott air Force base Hospital in o Fallon. Born july 17, 1924, in Hardin she was the daughter of the late Harvey and Bessie Hodge Fisher. She married Phillip Moore who preceded her in death she had been employed As a Cook at several area restaurants Lilly was a member of new Hope Baptist Church in Worden senior citizens of Worden and the american legion auxiliary 294 of Wood River. She is survived by a daughter and son in Law Carolyn and Bill Hall of Worden three grandsons Jim and Sheila Hall of Troy and Manny and Bill Baker Iii three great grandchildren Brittanie Baker Trevor and Zachary Hall one sister Anna Mae Westbrook Austin of Alton one brother in Law Charlie Weber of Texas and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a son William Baker ii two Sisters Evelyn Weber and Violet Hansen two Brothers Johnny and Paul Fisher and her Stepfather Charlie Bockholdt. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 . Friday at Williamson funeral Home in Worden with services at la a m. Saturday at new Hope Baptist Church in Worden with the Rev. Ernest Atwood officiating. Burial will be in Rose Lawn memory gardens in Bethalto. Memorials May be made to the new Hope Baptist Church in Worden. Mary Jean Jones Wood River Mary Jean Jones 78, passed away at 8 45 a m. Wednesday dec. 8, 1999. Arrangements pending at Elias Smith funeral Home in Godfrey. Kathryn e. Anderson Gillespie Kathryn e. Anderson 92, died at 10 30 a m. Wednesday dec. 8, 1999, at her Home. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 . Friday at Kravanya funeral Home in Gillespie where funeral services will be at 2 . Saturday. Burial Gillespie City cemetery. Jack r. Black East Alton Jack r. Black 66, died at 5 45 tuesday dec. 7, 1999, at his Home born april 16, 1933, in East Alton he was the son of the late Loren and Emma Martin Black he worked at Jefferson smurf it for 25 years retiring in 1995. He served four years in the United states Navy during the korean conflict and was a member of the Wood River vow. He is survived by two sons and a daughter in Law Tom Black of Wood River and Brian and Jackie Black of Alton one granddaughter Marion e Black of Alton two Brothers John Black of Reno nev., and Sam Black of san Pedro Calif. And four Sisters Dola Smith of Rosewood Heights Edna Killam of Nortonville and Sharon Black and Betty Vien both of san Pedro Calif. He was preceded in death by three Sisters Frances Dorothy and Lois. There will be no visitation or memorial services the body has been donated to the St. Louis University school of Medicine at his request. Marks mortuary in Wood River is in charge of arrangements. Melba Noble Alton a Melba Alberta Noble 80, died at 4 20 a m. Tuesday dec. 7, 1999, at Jersey Community Hospital in Jerseyville. Born feb. La 1919, in Jersey county she was a daughter of the late Jay and Jessie Spangle Noble. She was a Secretary for the Jersey county farm Bureau for 40 years retiring in 1985. A 1936 graduate of Jersey township High school she was a member of the Jersey county historical society d a r. And Kum double sunday school class. Surviving Are to cousins Jane and Elva Wadlow of Jerseyville Bernard Spangle of Jerseyville Estel Spangle of Tucson ariz., Forest Spangle of Clearwater Fla., Norma Schussler of Canada Marjorie Linvill of California Harold Kirchner of California Doris Rains of Florida and Hilda Whalen of Des Plains. An infant brother preceded her in death. Visitation was from 4 to 8 . Wednesday at Jacoby funeral Home in Jerseyville. The body was moved to the first Baptist Church in Jerseyville for visitation from i . Until services at 2 . Today with the Rev. De Haun officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Grove cemetery in Jerseyville. # the first Baptist Church has been named a memorial. Man defends ownership of $25,000 in circuit court by Curtiss a. Hartley for the Telegraph Edwardsville the first salvos were fired wednesday in a strange trial Over the rightful owner of $25,000 in Cash apparently left behind in a House that was sold twice. Daniel Antonovich 54, of Granite City is being tried in Madison county circuit court on a charge that he stole the Money from a previous owner of a House after he bought it. His defense attorney however said Antonovich has two contracts showing that he bought the House and its contents so the Money is rightfully his. Prosecutor Thomas Nevins described the Case As a somewhat bizarre and out of Nevins said the Case is about an a irretrievably broken Friendship about Opportunity impulse and denial. Its about theft a he said but Antonovich a attorney Charles Shaw of St. Louis said that the Case is nothing More than a contract dispute. He said his client entered into a contract to Purchase a House in the 800 Block of Alton Street in Madison in december of last year and that the contract included the contents and personal property left in that House. A fall the furniture was his. He paid for it. You be got to find Antonovich not guilty a Shaw told the jury in his opening arguments. The dispute involves a White cloth bag that contained 250 new $100 Bills. The bag was left on top of a six and a half foot tall brass and Glass curio Cabinet. Nevins said the Money was the proceeds from the Sale of an antique car sold by the Homes previous owner Granite City Man is being tried on a charge that he stole a bag containing $25,000 that was left behind in a House that was sold twice. Andrew Economy who is the Venice township supervisor and chairman of the metro East sanitary District Board Nevins told the jury that Andrew Economy and his wife Debbie built a new House and in the process of moving lost track of the Money. But on nov. 13, 1998, Economy sent friends to the old House to retrieve the curio Cabinet according to witnesses Nevins said a bag containing the Cash fell from the top of the curio Cabinet when it was tilted in preparation to be moved Antonovich grabbed the bag and went into the Kitchen where he was spotted counting Money Nevins said to add to the confusion Nevins said Economy sold the House in 1997 to another Friend Richard Andrews. Andrews was the one who sold the House to Antonovich. Nevins said the Case is strange because Antonovich and Economy were friends and had been since they were eight years old and Sang in a Church choir together. Several witnesses took the stand wednesday to recount the incident the Day the Money was discovered on top of the curio Cabinet. Chuck Van Vleet Norman Adams and Milton Dixon All testified that they went to the House along with the defendant Daniel Antonovich to move the Cabinet to Economy a new House. According to All three Van Vleet was lowering the top of the Cabinet toward him when the bag of Money rolled onto his Chest he grabbed the bag and exclaimed that it looked like a lot of Money and Antonovich grabbed it and took it into the Kitchen they said. According to their testimony when Antonovich returned from the Kitchen he tossed the now empty bag inside the curio Cabinet. They loaded the Cabinet onto a truck and delivered it to Economy a new House. All three witnesses said Van Vleet told both Debbie Economy and Andrew Economy several times. A what was in the bag Isnit any Antonovich a attorney said the defense s position is that the matter is Only a contract dispute. A remember the House was sold two times. We re supposed to believe that amount of Money was left laying around for Over a year a Shaw said. A a Antonovich had a Purchase contract that did not exclude the furniture. It was furnished real Nice but it was rather Dusty a he said. A but just to be sure he went and borrowed another $10 thousand and gave it to Andrews for the a a it a just a civil matter. We re surprised there Are charges filed on City Council votes to oppose raising levee at Missouri River a members voice concern that such a move could result in higher floodwaters by Linda n. Weller Telegraph staff writer Alton a the Alton City Council has voted to oppose a proposal to raise a levee along the Missouri River in St. Charles county. In a 6-0 vote wednesday night the City Council registered its disapproval of a report by the . Army corps of engineers recommending that the levee along the Missouri River at St. Charlesmo. Be raised by an average of 1.6 feet. Alderman Fred Young Ward 4, was absent. The councils Resolution states that raising the levee could result in higher floodwaters along the Mississippi River in Alton and damage to both Public and private property. The River Bend growth association also has voted to oppose the . Army corps of engineers proposal to raise the levee. Grafton mayor Bobbie Amburg has sent a letter opposing the proposed levee raise to the corps and to area legislators congressmen and senators. Aldermen also agreed wednesday to Amend the City a sewer ordinance to set tapping and inspection fees of $25 for residences and $50 for nonresidential permits. In the same 6-0 vote another part of the ordinance was changed to require property owners to repair sewer laterals within seven Days of receiving notice from the City. Those violating the ordinance will be fined each Day they do not comply the ordinance states. The City Council also agreed to expand the amount of land by 5,150 Square feet that the Alton Belle Casino is leasing from the City. The gambling boats new two Barge Landing facility is using the area for its Entrance. Aldermen also approved the appointment of Kerry Miller to the City a historical commission. Miller of the 700 Block of Alby Street replaces Gary Camerer who resigned last month. Jaycees to collect toys for needy children club teams up with Mckay Auto parts to provide merry Christmas for All by Dave Whaley Telegraph staff writer Godfrey the Alton Godfrey Jaycees and Mckay Auto parts Are teaming up to make sure needy children have a merry Christmas. For the second year Mckay and the Jaycees Are collecting toys which can be dropped off at Mckay Auto parts 327 Tolle Lane in Godfrey. The toy drive will last until dec. 20. The Alton Godfrey Jaycees will also be holding a Christmas party this saturday beginning at 11 30 a m. At the Roxana High school cafeteria. The party will be for approx a a a a a a a a mately 40 children through the children a Home and Aid society of Illinois. A this is a program that works with kids from dysfunctional families a said Janet Zerr of the Jaycees. A a it a the fifth year we be had the party and its really worked out Well. There will be a toy for each child and the Jaycees Are also purchasing a new outfit for each child at the the student Council from Roxana High school will also be at the party working with the children on making Christmas stockings and other crafts. A they will All have a Chance to have their picture taken with Santa at the party a a inhere will be a toy for each child i and the Jaycees Are also purchasing a new outfit for each child at the Janet Zerr Alton Godfrey Jaycees member Zerr said. A we will collect the toys we have by Friday and get them wrapped in time for the party. Last year we collected Between 125 and 150 toys through the toy drive with Mckay Auto the children at the party Range in age from 14 months to to years. A a we be been Able to collect a wide variety of items a Zerr said. A a we be had bicycles Barbie dolls legos and infant toys. Its been a Good in memory of Becky Wilburn 4/27/47 12/9/97 we will always cherish your memories. Greatly loved and sadly missed. Susie Tom Bryan amp families a a a a a a a a a briefs United steelworkers to hold party on dec. To the United steelworkers of America local 3643 retirees will have a Christmas party on dec. To 1999. The Christmas party will consist of a catered meal starting at 6 . And then we will have Christmas music by Dennis Boren an a Steelworker himself. The doors will open at 5 30 . Because there will be a catered dinner reservations must be made. The Only Cost to steelworkers will be $3 per person. The party will be held at the steelworkers Union Hall on East Broadway in Alton. To make reservations Call Ralph Mathews at 377-6538. Come out and join us for lots of fun and a real Good time. Elias Smith of Alton saturday dec. Lith at 3pm 2521 Edwards Alton 465-3571 Elias Smith of Godfrey wednesday dec. 15th at 7pm 1313 w. Delmar Godfrey 466-3573 Call for reservations refreshments served All denominations Welcome proudly affiliated with Sci Illinois funeral services inc

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